Book Club

The AIA Book Club features lively discussions about books covering international issues of importance. It meets five times annually: January, March, May, August, and October at an AIA member residence. The meetings are generally held on the last Thursday of the month at 7 pm, but occasionally, changes are made in the date if there are scheduling issues.

During the pandemic, meetings were on Zoom, but now the group has returned to mostly in-person meetings. The upcoming meeting will be in person—and probably all the ones during the summer months.

Upcoming 2024 Schedule:

Thursday, January 25th 
Johnson, Ian.  Sparks:  China’s Underground Historians and their Battle for the Future.
310 pp.  Steve Czuchlewski

Thursday, March 21st
Lee, Sung Yoon,  The Sister: North Korea’s Kim Yo Jong. The Most Dangerous Woman in the World.
305 pp. Sherry Wolf.
(This meeting is on the third Thursday of the month.)

Thursday, May 30th
Erpenbeck, Jenny.  Go, Went, Gone,
320 pp. Monika Ghattas

Thursday, August 29th
Resendez, Andres. The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America.
448 pp.   Kathleen Economy

Thursday, October 24th
Matar, Hisham.  The Return.
272 pp.  Karen Thompson
(This meeting is on the fourth Thursday of the month, because Halloween falls on the last Thursday.)

If you are interested in participating, please send an email to and we will put you in touch with the Book Club coordinator who will provide you with more details on the upcoming meetings.

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